This was the conference you’d been waiting for since 2005 !
Read the full Conference Report September 2016
at the Conference we …
♦ Networked with colleagues
♦ Listened to inspirational speakers
♦ Shared ideas, experiences and know-how
♦ Learnt what we can do to make a difference
♦ Were amazed by what’s happening in RAR groups around the country
And in partnership with the Refugee Council of Australia, we’ll also be launched the
national Welcome Scroll campaign
The Conference was proudly
Hosted by Bendigo RAR
People arriving from across the country were warmly welcomed by
members of Bendigo RAR … some long-time members, others brand new.
Besides meeting from RAR groups, we met people from many other organisations.
Wild Dingo Press donated half of their Conference book sales
Cathi Lewis established her publishing business to give refugees and people seeking asylum a voice. Cathi and Iris are passionate and tireless supporters of RAR
Anthony Radford discussed the
We heard about successful resettlement of refugees in Nhill, and listen to the experienced voices of the media panel – Anthony Radford (Radford Media), Nick Olle (The Project), and Ben Doherty (The Guardian)
And with Christine Henderson (Mayor of Mt Alexander Shire) and Rod Fyffe (Mayor of City of Greater Bendigo), and Asher Hirsch of the Refugee Council of Australia, we launched the Welcome Scroll which travel around Australia to many Refugee Welcome Zones
And there were workshops – RAR, ASRC and Amnesty
presenting information and strategies for advocacy and action
RAR Conference Newsletters
Amnesty – Changing the Conversation